Isaiah

Isaiah 24 ©

1The deplorable judgments of God upon the land. 13A remnant shall joyfully praise him. 16Amidst the general calamities of the earth God's kingdom shall be set up with glory.

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aBEHOLD, the LORD 1maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and 2turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

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And it shall be, bas with the people, so with the 3priest; cas with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of *usury to him.

c Ep. 6.8,9.
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dThe land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.

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The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, 4the haughty people of the earth do languish.

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The earth also is edefiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they fhave transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, gbroken the everlasting covenant.

g ch. 33.8.
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hTherefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: itherefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

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jThe new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.

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The mirth kof *tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

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They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

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lThe city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

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mThere is a crying for wine in the streets; nall joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

m Ho. 7.14. ch. 32.12.
n ch. 15.2-5,8. Re. 18.22,23. v.7-9.
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oIn the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

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¶When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, pthere shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the *gleaning grapes when the *vintage is done.

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qThey shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

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Wherefore rglorify ye the LORD in the 5fires, even sthe name of the LORD God of Israel tin the isles of the sea.

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uFrom the *uttermost 6part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, v7My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! wthe treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

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xFear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

x Je. 48.43,44. 1Ki. 19.17. Am. 5.19. Je. 18.22.
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And it shall come to pass, ythat he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for zthe windows from on high are open, and athe foundations of the earth do shake.

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bThe earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

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The earth shall creel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like da cottage; and the etransgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

c ch. 19.14.
d ch. 1.8.
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And it shall come to pass fin that day, that gthe LORD shall 8punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

f ch. 2.11.
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And they shall be gathered together, 9as prisoners are gathered in the 10pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be 11visited.

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Then the hmoon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall ireign in jmount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and 12before his *ancients gloriously.